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Warner Bros planning live-action Joker origin movie

August 23rd, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

We’re only a few years into the DCEU, and it seems that Warner Bros have other plans already.

The studio is apparently developing a new banner that will apparently explore the DC properties under its control outside of the DCEU continuity. And apparently, Batman’s arch-nemesis is first up. Plans are in place for a Joker origin story.

Todd Phillips (The Hangover) is attached to direct and co-write, with Scott Silver (8-Mile) working on the script with him. Most intriguingly of all, Martin Scorsese has been attached to direct, even though some sources have claimed his involvement is not concrete.

This prospect raises a number of issues. The role will apparently be recast, so no Jared Leto this time around. The question is, why Warners are taking this approach at this time? The exceedingly negative reaction to the expanded parts of last year’s Killing Joke adaptation might have something to do with it, with the studio planning to do a Joker origin ‘right’. Still, with the process only just starting there’s probably going to be a long time before we know anything more.

Source: Screen Rant

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...